Latest Express Entry Draws Invite 6,000 CEC-only Candidates for Canada PR

CEC-only Candidates for Canada PR

Canada held yet another program-specific Express Entry draw on June 24, exclusively issuing permanent residency invitations to candidates with prior work experience in Canada. 

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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have held on to the trend of conducting alternate PNP-only & CEC-only Express Entry nomination draws since the imposed travel restrictions in March 2020. The previous nomination draws were dedicated to inviting 1,002 candidates who already received provincial nominations. 

The latest Express Entry round of invitations is the 194th draws since its introduction in 2015. A summary of the nomination draw is as below: 

  1. Draw Size Remain Large: With a whooping draw size of 6,000 nominations, candidates in the federal pool with prior work experience in Canada receive invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR). 

All the invited candidates have either studied or worked in Canada before entering the Express Entry pool for nominations. More specifically, international graduates, temporary workers have a great chance of qualifying for Canada PR. They would require at least one year of work experience to qualify for the Canadian Experience Class immigration program under the Express Entry.   

  1. Qualifying Score Lowered: Any prospective candidates that seek to register their profile for consideration under the Express Entry system shall be assessed and ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). 

Such profiles are evaluated on a total of 1200 points and considers human capital factors like age, education, work experience outside Canada, language proficiency in English/French, spouse adaptability, Canadian study experience, etc. Those who receive provincial nominations through ‘enhanced’ PNP streams will get an additional 600 points towards their CRS score. 

The minimum qualifying CRS score dropped down to 357 in the 194th Express Entry draw, registering 11 points drop from the previous CEC-only draws 

  1. Tie-Break Rule: IRCC applies a tie-break rule to avoid disputes in the rankings in the case where two or more candidates are awarded the same CRS score. This draw invited candidates who had a minimum score of 742 and only if they submitted their Express Entry profile before February 17, 2021, at 10:15:50 UTC.
Afreen is 30 years old holding a bachelor’s degree in business analytics. Before getting employed in Canada as an analyst and gaining one year of work experience in Canada, she had been in the same occupation for 5 years in UAE. She speaks fluent English and was able to get a CRS score of 436. Based on her credentials, she is more than qualified to be invited to this CEC-only Express Entry draw for Canada PR. 

All-Program Draws in 2021 

In actual terms, the Express Entry system manages applications for three immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canada Experience Class (CEC). Any fortnightly nomination draw would nominate candidates under all three programs, provided such candidates fulfilled the minimum qualifying score requirement. 

However, since the start of 2021, Canada has only held program-specific draws linked to either Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) or Canada Experience Class (CEC). The candidates who qualified under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) are largely left out of the nominations for Canada PR. This is due to the COVID-related travel restrictions internationally. 

FSWP candidates are mostly foreign skilled workers who do not have work experience inside Canada and do not hold a job offer in Canada. However, they may qualify for permanent residency based on their age, language proficiency, education, and relevant work experience abroad. 

Canada is set to welcome 108,500 new immigrants through Express Entry-managed programs in 2021 alone. So far, about 80 per cent of the target has been achieved, i.e., 88,715 Express Entry candidates have been already invited to apply for permanent residency. 

With business groups calling upon the government to reopen the border soon, it will not be a surprise if Canada issues a record number of total invitations for PR by the end of this year. Click here to get a quick review of nomination draws in January, February, March, April 2021, and May 2021.  

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility for permanent residency. 

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